Outreach Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 10 Apr 2024

Job no:517047
Work type:full time
Categories:Student Administration / Support Services

Student Life

  • Level 5: Full-time appointment to 18 December 2024
  • Base salary range: $76,422 – $84,705 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Division of Student Life sits within the UWA Education Portfolio, overseen by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Education. Together with the Division of Student Accommodation and Community, Student Life plays an integral role in the shared strategic goal of providing a worldclass student experience.

The Division has five core functions, Student Administration, Student Offices, International Student Experience and Global Learning, Student Equity and Success, and Student Wellbeing & Engagement. The scope of services centre on the student journey, from the provision of student programs and activities that support and promote access to UWA, to student enrolment, course planning, transition, and progression through the lifecycle of study to graduation. The Division is also responsible for the delivery of services that promote academic success and support wellbeing and engagement for an enhanced student experience. Student Life works closely with the Student Guild, affiliated residential colleges and the wider UWA Education portfolio.

The Student Equity and Success teams facilitate a high-quality student experience focused on access and support for students, both academic and cocurricular activities that enrich an inclusive student experience, including the development of a dedicated first year experience. The Equity and Success Team is responsible for the oversight of the Student Access and Participation Framework which, through local ownership and accountability, the University community seeks to empower all students to aspire to, achieve and thrive at The University of Western Australia.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, work with the Project Officer and colleagues to implement program objectives, by providing support in the delivery of school-based workshops and information sessions, community-based activities and on-campus events for equity outreach programs. You will also be involved in running overnight camps for students and will be expected to travel to regional centres.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate :

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant project and event support, and administrative experience
  • Highly developed written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with experience facilitating key relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Western Australian school system and entry pathways to university including ATAR and alternative pathways
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, problem solve and work productively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to equity and diversity and the issues relating to successful transition to university

Please note, requirements of this position include:

    • Current C Class driver’s licence
    • Current Working with Children Check for Western Australia

 About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description [Outreach Officer] [517047].pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 10 April 2024

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:26 Mar 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:10 Apr 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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